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Biological Sciences
  • MicroConf

    Meeting Microbes, Metabolites, and More

    A wrap-up of the recent three-day Multi-omics for Microbiomes conference.

  • LIQUID Interface

    Breaking a Bottleneck in Lipidomics Studies

    Lipids play a key role in many metabolic diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, and stroke. Incorrect identifications of lipids can result in misleading biological interpretations. A recent paper by PNNL researchers introduces an open-source lipid identification software, Lipid Quantification and Identification (LIQUID).

  • serum

    In Longitudinal Studies, Dried Blood Spot Samples Have a Role to Play

    Dried blood spots (DBS) are of great interest to researchers for longitudinal studies because they can be collected non-invasively in remote locations by non-professionals, transported cheaply, and can be stored at room temperature in comparatively limited space. A new paper led by researchers at PNNL compares DBS to serum samples, the most common sample currently used in longitudinal studies.

  • Katrina Waters

    Evaluating Evidence of Low-Dose Toxicity

    Katrina Waters, division director for Biological Sciences, is among 11 co-authors of a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine study released July 18.

  • Jansson

    Greenland’s Ice Sheet ‘Not Pristine’

    PNNL's Janet Jansson quoted in Gizmodo article about Greenland's Ice Sheet.

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Scientists within the Biological Sciences Division perform biological systems science research and develop technologies focused on how cells, cell communities, and organisms sense and respond to their environment. Our vision is to measure, predict, design, and control multi-cellular biological systems and bio-inspired solutions for energy, environment, and health.

Our investigator-initiated and multi-institutional collaborative research, unique scientific instrumentation, and national program leadership translate the latest scientific discoveries into technologies that are beneficial to the nation.

Our research has applications to energy, environment, and human health missions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other federal agencies.

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